A home is a big investment, which is why it is so important to look at every little detail before you make your purchase. An important part of the process are inspections, where a professional makes sure everything in the house is functioning properly and that the home is safe.

  • Home Inspection

    Hiring a professional home inspector is beneficial to the buyer and the seller in many ways. First, the seller who is concerned with proper disclosure, can become aware of problems and correct them beforehand. Buyers will get a good understanding of the homes condition and avoid costly repairs in the future.

    Secondly, a home inspector can expose hidden health and safety issues within a home.

    Before a buyer purchases a home, they will keep the sale pending until an inspector of their choice gives them the go ahead.

    The inspection will cover structural and mechanical soundness, as well as an inspection of the roof, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems.

    The inspection report defines the condition of the home, and then it is up to the buyer to decide if it is acceptable or if renegotiation is in order. A sales contract may stipulate a certain percentage of the sales price that the seller is responsible for.

  • Termite Inspection

    Termite inspections are performed by pest control companies. Sometimes if a termite warranty is in place, an inspection may not be required.

    If you're buying a home, having the home inspected for termites beforehand is usually required by the lender before they approve the mortgage. The lender will require that you have a licensed termite inspection (as well as a general home inspection) performed before the sale is finalized.